Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all people, and celebrates the contributions that all immigrants have made to Seattle in the past and present.
Doug Chin (pictured third from right), was the principal force in composing and promoting the resolution.
Nick Licata sponsored the resolution through Committee and for the full Council vote. Co-sponsors were Bruce Harrell, John Okamoto, and Jean Godden, who made articulate comments in recognizing the hardships in the past and continuing contributions of Chinese to the Seattle area. (end)